At a glance

Available to: 
Future Student
Level of study: 
Postgraduate Research
Citizenship: 
Australian and Permanent Residents or NZ citizens

These scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. Scholarships are offered for projects which are aligned with recently awarded Category 1 project grants or DECRAs. Work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of national significance. See 'About the award' below for a link to the list of projects currently available.

Award value:
$26,682 per annum (2017 rate), indexed annually
Applications open: 
1 January 2017
Applications close: 
31 December 2018
  • Eligibility

    To be eligible you must:

    • Be studying full-time and onshore in Australia.
    • Be nominated by an enrolling school or institute at UQ.
    • Be assessed by the Graduate School as meeting all conditions for admission to the research higher degree program.
    • Not hold a qualification at the same or a higher level than the research higher degree program you are undertaking.
    • Not be receiving a living allowance award, scholarship or salary providing a benefit greater than 75% of the RTP Scholarship living allowance rate to undertake the research higher degree program.
    • Not be receiving a Commonwealth funded tuition fee scholarship.

    For more information about the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ, please visit the Graduate School's website.

    Scholarship Rules:
    Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research)
    UQ Research Scholarships

These scholarships are funded by the Commonwealth Government to provide assistance for living costs to domestic students during completion of a PhD. Scholarships are offered for projects which are aligned with recently awarded Category 1 project grants or DECRAs. Work with leading researchers, and learn to conduct research independently and think critically, while contributing to large projects of national significance. See 'About the award' for a link to the list of projects currently available.